MMA

Indonesia’s Aziz Calim earns 1st ONE Championship

Aziz Calim, Kemp Cheng, Adi Paryanto (© ONE Championship)

Aziz Calim, Kemp Cheng, Adi Paryanto (© ONE Championship)

Aziz “The Krauser” Calim, 21, was one of the hometown heroes who won at “ONE: Eternal Glory” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. It marked his first victory in ONE Championship.

Featured on the fight card were two Muay Thai bouts and 12 mixed martial arts matches. In the second bout of the evening, Calim faced his fellow Indonesian fighter Adi “Zenwalk” Paryanto, 26, in an MMA bout in the strawweight division.

Calim made quick work of Paryanto. The former imposed his will on his opponent, scoring a takedown and latching himself on the back of the latter.

With seconds remaining in the first round, Calim went for the finish, fastening a deep rear-naked choke to force Paryanto to tap. Referee Kemp Cheng put a stop to the contest after 4 minutes and 40 seconds in the first round and raised Calim’s hand.

Calim is training out of Han Fighting Academy in Surakarta, Indonesia and Indogym in Jakarta. He is of Filipino and Indonesian descent and was born on October 10, 1997 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Calim’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 3 losses. It marked the first time he won a professional MMA bout via rear-naked choke submission.

On the other hand, Paryanto now has 4 wins and 3 losses. He replaced Riski “Kong” Umar, 26, of Ternate, Indonesia, who was originally scheduled to face Calim at “ONE: Eternal Glory.”

Paryanto made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” For Calim, it was his second outing in the Singapore-based promotion.

It was a redemptive win for the Indonesian-Filipino fighter. On November 17, 2018, he made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta and lost to Adrian “Papua Badboy” Mattheis, 25, of Jakarta via guillotine choke submission.

Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Eternal Glory” recap:

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